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Turn Operator

Lebanon, NH, US, 03766

Your Career Begins at Timken 
If you're ready for a challenging career that provides you with the ability to advance personally and professionally, look to Timken.  Our associates make the world more productive by improving the efficiency and reliability of the machinery that keeps industry in motion.

Timken’s aerospace division facility in Lebanon, NH is part of Timken’s world-leading manufacturing team; with more than 19,000 employees across 46 countries. We are a global leader in engineered bearings and power transmissions. Timken has been around since before the wright brothers conducted their ground breaking flight and has played a role in almost every aircraft since. 


Why Timken:

  • We are a team that will train you and offer you a unique and challenging aerospace career with internal advancement opportunities
  • Timken is a great US Company: Named - America's Best Employers, Forbes - America's Best Employers for New Grads, Forbes - America's Most Responsible Companies, NewsWeek - World's Most Ethical Companies, The Ethisphere Institute - America's Best Employer for Women, Forbes
  • Comprehensive benefits offerings including; medical, dental, vision, retirement (401k), life, AD&D, short & long term disability, group legal, tuition reimbursement, paid parental leave, paid time off
  • Timken Aerospace employees are first class; winners of the Green Globe Award, Lockheed Martin Sikorsky's Gold award, and Timken's Top Quality Award


Perform operations on any and all single spindle turning equipment involving turning, drilling, boring, recessing, chamfering, cutting off and similar machining operations on various sizes of alloy steels, stainless, brass, aluminum, nonferrous materials, phenolic, beryllium, cooper and any new and exotic material as specified, following established procedures.


Core Functions:

  • Setups and major adjustments made by others.  Follow instructions or standard procedure as to operation. Actuate controls to start manual or automatic cycling of machine and change basic tools for re‑sharpening, as required.  Load materials, stocks, into machine, as required.
  • Take periodic sampling and make visual and dimensional checks; use preset and adjustable measuring instruments and gauging. In event parts are defective, or fail to meet specifications, make minor adjustments or notify set‑up person or the supervision.
  • Make periodic check of gauges against masters.  Remove defective parts, segregate work as to scrap or salvage ability. Inspect own work; correct or refer detected discrepancies to supervisor.
  • Assist training employees as required.  Record appropriate data on designated forms as required. Load materials/stock into machine as required.
  • Maintain necessary records.  Move materials in the performance of duties or as directed. Detect and report operation, faculty equipment, defective materials and unusual conditions to supervisor.  Maintain work areas and equipment in a clean and orderly condition.  Follow prescribed safety rules and regulations.
  • Perform other related duties as required or directed.
  • Troubleshoot any lathe area equipment on faulty setup or tooling problems.  
  • Perform normal setup and operating functions on lathes as required. Inspect and have replaced and/or repaired any gaging which will not satisfy the needs of the operator ahead of actual use at the machines.
  • Pre-stage all necessary tools required for any given machine within the Lathe Department to a planned schedule ahead of actual use on the machines. Maintain all tooling in usable condition.  
  • When tooling is beyond repair, the tooling is to be evaluated of its condition and an order is made to replace it and/or repairs made through appropriate sources.
  • Perform other related duties as required or directed.

General Qualifications & Experience:

  • High School Diploma/GED required.
  • Basic mathematical and mechanical skills are required.
  • Basic computer interface skills are required.
  • Strong attention to detail along with the ability to multi-task and coordinate work activities to be efficient and productive is required.
  • Strong ability to follow written and prescribed work instructions/procedures and tasks.
  • Strong ability to read and interpret specifications, acceptance criteria, and engineering drawings.
  • Situational/Spatial awareness along with strict adherence to PPE/safety protocols is required.

Physical Requirements:

  • Use of hands, legs, both near/far vision and hearing test.  Must be able to climb ladders and lift up to 35 pounds.  Requires extensive periods of walking and standing.    

Timken is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. We provide priority referrals of protected veterans.

US Citizen or Green card are required for some positions.

Lebanon, NH – Recruiting contact: Amy Bardos


All qualified applicants shall be treated equally according to their individual qualifications, abilities, experiences and other employment standards. There will be no discrimination due to gender or gender identity, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran/military status or any other basis protected by applicable law.




The Timken Company, a global technology leader in engineered bearings and industrial motion, designs a growing portfolio of next-generation products for diverse industries. For 125 years, Timken has used its specialized expertise to innovate and create customer-centric solutions that increase reliability and efficiency. The company posted $4.8 billion in sales in 2023 and employs more than 19,000 people globally, operating from 45 countries. Timken is one of the World's Most Innovative Companies, according to Fast Company, and has been recognized among America's Most Responsible Companies and America's Greatest Workplaces for Diversity by Newsweek, the World's Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere and America's Most Innovative Companies by Fortune.

Why Choose Timken?

  • Over a century of knowledge and innovation
  • A culture of top performance
  • A global, diverse environment
  • Products that contribute to a sustainable world
  • A conviction to improve communities around us
  • Competitive salary and benefits

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